Hello friends. Coming to you after Barney’s sutures have been removed and we have been liberated from Base Camp Tenement Prison into the rest of the house hallelujah. We have some lingering medical issues, about which I would sure appreciate your input, but first, here are some snaps.
Well really first is, I ought to mention that the furnace quit. I guess we haven’t had enough volatility over here. I guess we needed a little extra dash of vulnerability. Just in case we should get uppity.
The furnace quit on Saturday. Of course. Needless to say, on a weekend.
But do I complain? not on your nelly. The good old furnace (and I mean old, it’s probably older than I am and let me tell you, that’s old) got us through the polar vortex and really come on! I’ll take it! I figure the physical plant was entitled to rest up a little after that mess. Especially given that post-vortex, the temps were back up to where they should be, by which I mean in the ‘50’s F. That’s more what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.
And another gratitude needs to be that if the repairs were to have had to be done during the polar vortex, while Barney and I were imprisoned in Base Camp Tenement Prison – I digress to remind you of what life was like in Base Camp Tenement Prison –
So I took this series of snaps while we were waiting for Monday. The cats kept closer than usual because it was cold, ‘50’s or no ‘50’s.
Now about the medical thing, for those of you who are still with me and who might know something about this.
Barney seems to have colitis and mild stomatitis. Inflammation in his colon and inflammation in his mouth.
For the colitis, my old vet has prescribed probiotics and more fiber and I’m glad to be thinking I’m getting some results with those plus slippery elm. Barney’s eating better and I’ll just lightly mention I’m doing detailed poop exams and leave it at that.
But the old vet had pretty much nothing for the stomatitis. My preferred vet, whom I’m going to consult later today, is going to look for herbs to attend to Barney’s immune system, which she thinks could use the help. (Barney’s too young for, and doesn’t have, serious dental issues.)
Advice? Input? Or, to quote my friend Spiders, cocktail recipes?